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Reconnaissance aircraft at high altitudes were spotted in Hasakah and Raqqah where the Islamic State is operating. At least 10 fighters from the Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front were killed in clashes with regime forces in Reef Dimashq, where Al Nusrah executed a man accused of spying for the regime. In Hama, an Al Nusrah commander was killed by militiamen in an area controlled by the Islamic State, and Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front continued their assault on the Christian town of Mharde. Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front also clashed with regime forces in Quneitra.
Regime aircraft carried out airstrikes for a second day on an Islamic State training camp in Raqqah, killing at least six fighters; 31 people, including at least eight civilians, were killed by a strike on a bakery in Raqqah. The Islamic State captured and then released an Al Nusrah Front commander in Deir Izzour. Regime officials and representatives from Daraya in East Ghouta held reconciliation talks in Reef Dimashq. Regime forces continued to clash with the Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front in Quneitra. Veteran al Qaeda jihadist Abu Firas al Suri said that Al Nusrah's capture of 45 Fijian UN peacekeepers is governed by sharia.
In Raqqah, airstrikes hit the al Takae camp, the Islamic State's largest camp in the province, causing massive explosions. IS fighters targeted an "unknown reconnaissance aircraft" over Raqqah city without hitting it; activists claimed it was a US drone. In Deir Izzour, regime aircraft killed 18 IS fighters and commanders; among them was an American jihadist. The IS is requiring women to adopt Islamic dressing in Deir Izzour. Regime forces continued to clash with the Islamic Front and the Al Nusrah Front in Quneitra.